Frith Street Films Ltd and British Film Company   |   UK

Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1966 to 1983, at a time where, under the editorship of Harold Evans, the newspaper was widely recognized as being at the cutting-edge of world journalism, with Don as its star photographer. During that period he covered wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent. Don McCullin worked with top reporters and designers, and the prominence given to his photo essays coincided with one of the most remarkable periods in the history of photojournalism. But what I wanted to do was to put his pictures into context " to give the film a sense of time and for the viewer to be immersed in to the world Don inhabited for many years. My extensive archive search took me as far as old Jazz clubs in the Deep South where I know Don once photographed " more time was put into archive research than even editing.